TRINIDAD & TOBAGO RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION RECEIVES GOVERNMENT MARKRLEF media release
Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:40 PM
“March 1st, 2013 marked a momentous occasion for the TTRLA,” said founder and president Chad Simeon, less than a year after being accorded Observer status with the RLEF. “The TTRLA is honoured and is very optimistic about the momentum rugby league will gain here as a result.”
Simeon, who first picked up the sport while studying in Jamaica, is now looking forward to developing the sport on the islands and some full-blooded internationals against the reggae rugby boys.
Kingston-based Caribbean RL Development Manager, Romeo Monteith, who worked with the newcomers on building their organisation, was delighted with the recognition, calling it, “an historic achievement.” He will now work with both the TTRLA and the Jamaican Rugby League Association on the first official international fixture between West Indies nations.
“This augurs well for the continued development of rugby league in the region and we certainly hope more countries will take up the game,” said Monteith. “We envisage a fierce rivalry to follow between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago at the Caribbean level and expect the TTRLA to eventually face our rugby league friends in Canada and the USA."
Simeon and his fellow board members will now set about developing locally through educational institutions.
Monteith is also in touch with contacts in St Lucia and Guyana, both of whom have expressed an interest in introducing rugby league to their countries.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:04 PM
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME
I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:17 PM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:19 PM
It will probably be the RLEF yet again. In fact it definitely will.
Looks like we may need some kind of governing body to aid the teams in the North America/Caribbean region before long.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:43 AM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:33 AM
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